and Madlib have established themselves as one hip-hop’s most trusted pairings, having joined forces for not one but two classic albums. In fact, last year’s Bandana was strong enough to be deemed , a masterful body work from the collaborators. And while many were stricken by Gibbs’ magnificent lyricism and passionate delivery, Madlib’s work as the chief producer should not go undervalued. In case you need a reminder, the pair have you covered on that front.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Announce "Bandana" Instrumental Album

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On January 31st, Freddie and Madlib will be dropping f the ficial instrumental version  Bandana, appropriately titled Bandana Beats. Though the alternate variant won’t feature any new music, it will feature an updated take on the album cover — take a look at that below. Should you be interested in making a pre-order, you can head over to this link here. 

In the meantime, where do you feel Pinata and Bandana stack up within this past decade? Sound f below with your opinion, and keep a watchful eye out for that Bandana Beats album to arrive.